Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Goater: Pep's All 'Smoke and Mirrors' over Europe

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Goater: Pep's All 'Smoke and Mirrors' over Europe

Article excerpt

CITY legend Shaun Goater says Pep Guardiola's claim that the club are not ready to win the Champions League is an attempt at 'smoke and mirrors.' The former striker was speaking after the Blues' impressive 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk, and he praised the level of performance the side produced in Ukraine. He said: "It's absolutely frightening. We say this every season with Pep, he's got the players really playing together, understanding each other with a good tempo and creating loads of chances.

"Previous seasons, City seemed to start really slow. The Lyon game not too far back was a surprise result, but I think this is as good a chance for City as any.

"The players know exactly what Pep's after and he's always got this high standard."

Responding to Guardiola's comments before the Shakhtar clash, Goater suggested the manager's belief that the club are not in a position to win the Champions League is not what it seems. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.